§ MR. PICTON (Leicester)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Yolk's Electric Railway in Brighton, carrying passengers over a distance of one mile, from the Aquarium to Kemp Town, is assessed to the Railway Passenger Duty; and, if not, whether it is the use of electric power, or the smallness of the gauge, or the shortness of! the distance travelled, that forms the ground of exemption?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
Voile's Electric Railway is not assessed to Railway Passenger Duty, the ground of exemption being that it runs upon a public way, and not on private property. Carriage Licence Duty, however, is paid in respect of the cars used by the Company.